Gordana Stokić Simončić, PhD teaches general and national history of books and libraries, libraries management and library public relations at the Library and Information Sciences Department, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She is an active researcher in the library field with 7 books (Toward the Philosophy of Librarianship: Jesse Hawk Shera in the Theory and Practice of 20th Century Librarianship, 2002; Library Management, co-authored with Željko Vučković, 2003; revised and much extended version of the book was published under the title Library Management in the Knowledge Society, 2007; Serbian Book and Libraries in the Middle Ages, 2008; Best Practice in 22 stories: Communication, Organizational Culture, Library Public Relations, 2009; Libraries And Identity: Prolegomenon To The History Of Modern Serbian Librarianship, 2013; Library through the Ages: Contributions to the General History of Libraries: Up to the 16th Century, 2017) and several dozens articles to her name. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Čitalište: Scientific Journal for the Theory and Practice of Librarianship, issued by The City Library of Pančevo and the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. Engaged on the project Digital media technologies and social and educational changes, no. 47 020, of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia 2011-17 .
International professional experience: Mortenson Center Fellow (International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002); Salzburg Global Fellow (2004); Fulbright Fellow (School of Information and Library Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 2006); an invited lecturer at scientific and professional meetings in the Republic of Srpska, Croatia, Slovenia, USA, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy.